200 migrants rescued from boat

Migrants climb aboard a life raft deployed by an Armed Forces

A boat, packed with migrants has capsized off the Italian island of Sicily after leaving Tunisia in North Africa.

More than 200 people, mostly Syrian and Palestinian, have been pulled to safety, but at least thirty people have died.

Last week more than 300 African refugees died when their boat sank close to the Italian island of Lampedusa.

There are calls for the European Union to do more to stop migrants risking their lives to sail to Europe.

More on This Story

  • Watch NewsroundWatch Newsround

    Watch the latest update from Newsround, CBBC's news programme for children.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.